Saturday, April 25, 2009

Oh no! Not Again!

Yep, it's time to move again. Some people might get a charge out of moving. But not me. I like staying in one place. I'm a home-body if there ever was one.

But here we go again. Making lists. Sorting.....what to sell? What to give away? What to put into storage? What to leave out for other people to use? This time we'll be going back to the US for probably two years. We will leave some things in the house for whoever lives here next to use.

Creating chaos and mess. And I don't like chaos and mess. I'm not as bad as Monk....not yet anyway. But I HATE boxes in my living room. Or in my bedroom. Boxes belong in store rooms. But here we go again. At least I have a husband who helps me pack. He's very good at it, in fact.

We are going to sell our living room suite. It is just really very uncomfortable even though it looks nice. I am also trying to get things ready for Daniel's arrival. So today I took all the cushion covers off and washed them because they were REALLY dirty. Out on the line they dry in an hour and back on the cushions they go. Hopefully nobody who wants to buy our suite will read this blog and find out how uncomfortable our furniture is!

While hanging the laundry I looked up to see this beautiful sight. This is a flamboyant tree in the neighbor's yard. It is also sometimes called the flame of the forest tree. Ironically it blooms in the hottest, driest time of year. Isn't it neat how God gives us some beauty to enjoy when it is so miserably hot we think we can't stand it any longer? (As I write it is 108 in the shade.)

Not only do we need to pack up and sort out, but there are other tasks related to winding things down. Graduation is coming! A lady from another mission took senior pictures of each of the seniors. (If you have Facebook and are friends with Suzanne, hers are posted in an album on her profile page). I then organized with my sister a way for each senior to get pictures printed and Daniel will bring them out. That took quite a bit of time this week, but that's fun work. I also created an ad for SIM Niger to put in the Sahel yearbook....that was fun, too. And I'm making a scrapbook for Suzanne. That is enjoyable, too, but I'm afraid it won't get done in time!

Well, I guess I'd better quit messing around on the computer and go make some lists and get this moving-and-ending-the-term task organized!

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